Joan Montaner

Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Spain

Joan Montaner completed his studies in Medicine and Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine in Cadiz, Spain. He underwent specialty training in Neurology at the Hospital General Universitario Vall d´Hebron in Barcelona, where he also completed a clinical fellowship in Cerebrovascular Diseases. Dr. Montaner received his research training within the program at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias, part of which was performed at the Neuroprotection Research Laboratory of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA.

Dr. Montaner created the Neurovascular Research Laboratory at the Vall d´Hebron Neurovascular Unit in Barcelona in 2001 and he is the director of the Stroke Programme at IBIS-HVR, Sevilla, since 2013 where he also leads the Neurology Department at Macarena University Hospital. In 2018 he was appointed Coordinator of the Andalusian region Stroke Care Plan. His activities in these laboratories and at the Stroke Unit are reflected in the publication of 403 peer-reviewed articles, 49 reviews, 19 book chapters and seven books (H index =80).

Dr. Montaner’s clinical and laboratory work focuses on the identification of biomarkers to be used as diagnostic and prognostic tools in ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke and also as companion diagnostics for several stroke therapies [http://stroke-biomarkers.com/]. Several experimental models of cerebral ischemia allows Montaner´s lab to do screening of potential compounds to be used as future stroke therapies. Moreover, he is leading the biomarkers work-package of several stroke European academic clinical trials (H2020) and has been also de Spanish national coordinator of several international clinical trials leaded by pharma companies (ACTION-1, ACTION-2, etc).

For further details or extended CV please visit the Neurovascular Research Laboratory website at http://www.lin-bcn.com and http://www.ibis-sevilla.es/investigacion/neurociencias/neurovascular/montaner-vilallonga-joan.aspx

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